Interviews & Profiles

Personality

City Council Member Inna Vernikov on the war in Ukraine, Putin and Trump

The newly minted Brooklyn council member, who was born in Ukraine, talks about how she’s helping Ukrainians affected by the Russian invasion and their relatives in New York.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Q&A: Carting trash during the challenges of COVID-19

Dominic Monopoli, head of 110-year-old Filco Carting, discussed how being nimble helped his family business survive the pandemic.

Interviews & Profiles

Politics

Legislation provides incentives to address nursing shortage in NYS

The “Respect Nurses” Act offers loan forgiveness, among other benefits, to encourage New Yorkers to pursue nursing careers.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Jason Myles Clark steps in to lead Tech:NYC

The new executive director talked about workforce development and championing the city’s tech sector.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

The evolution of Carl Heastie

The Assembly speaker’s collaborative approach has prevented any progressive challengers from emerging.

News & Politics

Politics

How the MTA meets its diverse contracting goals in the era of COVID-19

Michael Garner, the MTA’s chief diversity officer, discusses how the agency’s minority- and women-owned business program has met the challenges of the pandemic in an interview with City & State.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Alvin Bragg’s tough first month as Manhattan DA

For this historic, progressive prosecutor, rolling out his new agenda hasn’t gone smoothly.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Kamillah Hanks is ‘encouraged’ by mayor’s safety plan

The chair of the New York City Council’s public safety committee said there’s still a lot to be considered about the mayor’s gun violence blueprint.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Meet New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams

The Queens lawmaker wasn’t Mayor Eric Adams’ first choice, but she made history anyway.

Personality

Personality

Huge ‘Vax Daddy’ Ma explains how he will hack the New York Assembly

The coder details how his legislative campaign might help Queens just like his celebrated website helped New Yorkers book vaccine appointments.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Kristin Richardson Jordan on 'disrupting the district'

The newly-elected District 9 council member’s campaign showed the strength of gathering early endorsements and groundswell support.

New York State

Politics

What the leader of the SUNY Student Assembly thinks about Jim Malatras

Bradley Hershenson says students are ready to help lead efforts to find a new chancellor at a pivotal time for public colleges.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

MWBE developers aim sky high with Affirmation Tower

The creators discuss their plans for constructing the first African American-owned skyscraper in New York City.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

James Whelan wants to start converting commercial real estate into housing ASAP

The Real Estate Board of New York President discussed repurposing hotels and other properties left vacant by the pandemic.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Rep. Mondaire Jones has his eye on the filibuster

The Hudson Valley member of Congress talked progress on student loan debt and voting rights.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Assembly Member Amy Paulin explains how to get hundreds of bills signed into law

She’s one of the most prolific lawmakers in Albany, and the Westchester Democrat is showing no signs of slowing down.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

George Latimer isn’t running for governor, but his DMs are open for LG

The Westchester County exec discussed how he got reelected in the ‘burbs and how Democrats can change their messaging.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

When the past is prologue, what becomes of Vito Fossella’s future?

The Staten Island Republican starts anew 13 years after a scandal ended his promising congressional career.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Bill Chong on his legacy at the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development

The outgoing commissioner discussed the agency’s new app, its commitment to antiracism and supporting youth through the pandemic.

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